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storm. nipe days of barnstorming ahead. one part of the perfect storm, barack obama's heroic push to get out the vote. at mitt romney's own excited troops. the gush of tv ads inundating the swing states. both sides with cy war and romney forces call charge, we're winning, join us or be left behind. if you don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that the
, the situation is so dire here in new jersey, that they have asked president obama for emergency fuel. >> katy tur in north jersey tonight, thank you, can you tell things are getting a little dicey in the most densely populated area in the united states? sensing that, the feds are talking about a military response to the storm, when we talk about the military response, heavy lift aircraft at the air force base, loading up with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cit
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
the debates gave him a second look to carry him through election day. obama folks, look at the electoral map map. we could be in for quite a finish if they are both right. >> they are both right. we talked the popular vote. polling out today, if you look at the president's lead for instance on the west coast in california, the lead has been cut in half. i have done back to the envelope map. romney makes up 6 million, 7 million, 8 million votes. he could pick up a bunch of votes in the non-battleground states. go to the battleground. i'll show how easy it is. if you take today's polls, the president is winning in virginia. wisconsin is on the ground. it leans toward the president. now you give him new hampshire and he sits at 270. that's giving romney ohio, florida and iowa and colorado. that's this issue of the battleground versus the popular. >> more to come from chuck todd. thank you very much. i want to get to the battleground governors. rachel maddow is here from msnbc. carly fiorina. david baracrooks from "the washington post." i feel it's going to be dominated by the economy. it can ti
ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city, president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team -- you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governor's, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stops, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help right away. >> yeah, well, we're going to try to do it. we're going to try to do it. >> they don't deserve it. >> yeah, yeah. >> look at our house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >>> in new york, after pumping water out of the subway system, we got word a short time ago that a handful of trains are running. some commuter service to connecticut will also return today on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the
race, even tiny new hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there, republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this. you know that. we're going to win. >> reporter: going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us, and see which plan is better for you. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early voting is under way in several states, the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns into disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio, the state that's looking more and more like a clencher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> speaking of crunching, halfway there. the giants have a 2-0 lead g
president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with just eight days before america votes. >>> and the san francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and rhode island, clearing the way for fema. let's get right to bill karins and the weather channel forecast. what's it looking like right now. >> sandy is an amazing anomaly. this storm this time of year should not be t
springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry su
at 11:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney
. this storm is already having an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't
'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the american families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's stimulus money help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major issue in any election, can you count on the purpose you put into office fighting for you, with a clear set of convictions >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co-chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin p
praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can
for the most part. also president obama added his voice to all the warnings to take this storm very seriously. >> this is a serious and baying storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. and follow the instructions of your state, and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> reporter: the awesome power of hurricane sandy churning up the atlantic drew people to the coastal beaches for one last look. thousands heeded the warnings and headed to safety. while police in island towns like point pleasant beach went door to door enforcing a mandatory evacuation order. >> we lucked out with irene, and this may be worse, it's scary. >> reporter: in atlantic city, the last minute rush to board up the gambling mecca, which now looks like a ghost town. along the east coast from delaware to connecticut, hundreds of thousands after people live in mandatory evacuation areas. more than 370,000 alone in new
>>> this morning on "early today," president obama travels to new jersey to survey the jaw-dropping devastation inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway, and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks or treats this halloween wednesday. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. just minutes ago we received brand new pictures from the jersey shore where fire is burning in a neighborhood just feet from the ocean. this may be the result of a rap toured gas line or downed fire line. the fire is one of the barrier islands. so far there's no sign anyone including fire crews can get near the flames. a mandatory evacuation order was given for that area before the storm hi
to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this, you know that. >> reporter: is going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us and see which plan is better for your. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. but now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early vote is under way in several states the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns in to disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio. the state that's looking more and more like a clincher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> do you know what's in the food you eat? supporters of proposition 37 say it will help m form people and today they
, there are still dramas unfolding, some of them life-threatening as president obama gets a look at sandy's devastation. nightly news begins now. >>> well, good evening, from the jersey shore, and again, if you include this entire region of several hundred miles, all of it hard-hit by this storm named sandy, the hardest hit area continues to be the shoreline of new jersey, about 130 miles from north to south. we are just back from one of our first tours, and for those of you able to see us, the folks with power, especially in the eastern region of the united states, we have been using the phrase "redrawing the map of the jersey shore" to talk about the power of this storm. we were able to see that today, there are new inlets, new beaches where they didn't exist. there will have to be new tide tables because the water is coming inland where it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look. we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia, looking at where it is the worst. >> reporter: well, brian, when the storm happens, people are
obama disagree about whether the glass is half full or half empty. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is standing by live in washington, d.c. as we edge closer and closer to election day, steve. >> thanks. ohio may still be the keys. no republican has ever won the white house without winning that state, and this year's nominee is campaigning as if that still is a rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay, and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because since the first debate, more voters just like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. well, that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state. >> that's true. >> reporter: these sisters sell furniture. cassie voted for barack obama in '08, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises a
on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected, but not great. >> 300,000 really is where we want to be relative to where we were last spring. this is much better. >> reporter: the president went to springfield, ohio, ticking off more than he says is better. >> housing starts are on the rise. we're less depend on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. >> reporter: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. >> reporter: he pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned it's actually 7.9%. unemploy
it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >> it was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of governm
for thehite house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but, will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying i apologize to his fans. we'll tell you why "today," saturday, october 27th, 2012. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. >> you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat? >> it is a big weekend. i love how you told me you're going to be living on granola bar for the next couple of days. >> i'm going to be in the middle of it. it's going to be a bad one. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm this morning. right now it's packing topped sustained winds of about 70 miles per hour. just below hurricane strength. but experts say it could become a hurricane again. >> here's the latest. five states and the district
should be out there on the frontlines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: in hoe obama care en, the national guard is handing out critical supplies. thousands are still without power. heat, food, cash, medicine. the line outside cvs staggering. but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line about an hour. people cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas, to charge phones, or just to get around. lines are long, and patience is short. >> waiting to get on buses. >> reporter: it is a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it is a super slow go, and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: in manhattan, hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving, and what they're going after here is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before power is back. >> we have over 100,000 power lines on the ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island, power is out, and patience is running out. >> don't have the transportation out of her
. mr. obama received a key endorsement today from new york city mayor and independent michael bloomberg. with five days until election day, president obama campaigned across wisconsin, nevada and colorado. mitt romney travelled across virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which could make the difference. >> the president wants to see four more years, that's his chant. our chant is this, five more days, all right? >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> and today's nbc poll, the president leads mitt romney by six points in iowa. the races in wisconsin and new hampshire are much tighter. >>> an effort is underway to establish a reward nund last night's murder of a popular business owner. investigators say robbery was the motive for the deadly shooting of 50-year-old wilbur bartley. he was closing his cell phone store on international boulevard. when police say he was confronted by one or two gunmen. he
a speech as closing argument, mr. romney indicted his opponent's record >> candidate obama promised change but couldn't deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> reporter: and in four days, promised a fresh start. >> i'll lead america to a better place, where confidence in the future is certain, not questioned. this is not a time for america to settle. >> reporter: still, both candidates' electoral fortunes may rest on ohio. >> ohio, i'm betting on you, i'm betting on you. >> reporter: today, accusing mr. romney of running false ads on the auto industry, that implied jeep is moving jobs to china, ads even the automakers dismiss as untrue. >> you don't scare that up, to get votes, do you want a president to tell you what he thinks? or somebody who is going to? still, both emphasize the bipartisan theme. >> i will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. >> i won't just represent one party, i'll represent one nation. >> reporter: brian, tonight, these rallies are all about energizing the supporters, and driving up support for tuesday. >> peter
people are still without power. >> president obama was in new jersey today, touring the devastation caused by sandy. the magnitude of the loss in the entire northeast is staggering. entire communities have been wiped out, while others remain under water. the death toll has risen to 62 people. nbc bay area's kimberly tere has more on the president's visit and the latest on the recovery. kimberly? >> raj, the president visited with victims of the superstorm in new jersey. the state where sandy came ashore was hardest hit. after his tour, he pledged federal support for the long haul. president barack obama joined new jersey state governor chris christie to get a firsthand look at what sandy left behind. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: a long-time supporter of republican presidential nominee mitt romney, christy is today praising the president's handling of sandy. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversat
the surf again. >>> just ahead president obama tours the jersey shore that was devastated by the superstorm. >> everything's ruined. >> and how the recovery is going. and how it's just beginning for many people. >>> billions meant to help tsunami victims in japan. find out how the spending was exposed. >>> the parade might be over. but there's one order of business for barry zito and sergio romo. it happens tomorrow here on nbc bay area. details ahead. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> take a look. new video shows three connecticut mansions burning as sandy made landfall on monday night. this video released by the fire department in connecticut. it showed the windy conditions that prevented those firefighters from battling the blaze. first responders evacuated resid
of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues
. the presidential election just eight days away, president obama began his day in florida but with the weather deteriorating in washington, d.c., he rushed back to the white house. he cancelled his appearance in orlando and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late evening hours here along the shore line. once that happens as you can see on the
in larry. a lot of pundits saying this favors president obama, because it puts him in a light where he gets to act in charge and presidential. >> who would have thought weather and politics coming together? but you might not think of a hurricane as a political force, but sandy will be anything but neutral with respect to the election. what we don't know is which side sandy will help or hurt the most. >> we talked about the upside. what's the downside here for president obama and the democrats? >> the democrats are known for having a ferocious ground game. by that we mean they know how to get voters out to the polls. typically, democrats win the election ahead of election day, while republicans gain the most votes on election day. but the not so secret advantage, if you will, depends on democrats having enough time to collect the votes early. and that's been denied for the past two or three days. a slowed down ground game for the democrats will help the republicans, particularly in the battleground states like ohio, new hampshire, virginia, north carolina, all of which have suffered from thi
on in the show. >> we're going to heat up it looks like after this rain. still ahead at 6:00, president obama tours the damage left by hurricane sandy. we'll have the latest on the situation on the east coast. >> bay area schools failing to follow a federal law. our full investigation into title 9. >> a big day for netflix while apple and facebook fall. scott joins us with our business and tech head lines. >>> the plot thickens for a silicon valley online movie streamer. investors are ready to give it a standing ovation. >> let's check in with scott budman who has the good news from wall street. >> tell you the best news of all for the stock market is that they opened up after two days of being shut down. the trading was smooth, even better than smooth if you own netflix and shot straight up after carl icahn announced that he is taking a 10% ownership stake in the company. does that mean a possible sale? who knows but wall street approves of the news netflix stock up 14%. also closely watched today, facebook. today employees of the social networking company were able to sell some of their sha
as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candidate. >> i think they are now indicatindicat catering to another element that is not good. >> the realty is that the bay area media market, less money has been spent here for the fourth quarter this year than was spent in the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2008. most people we talked to, that is little comfort. >> some of them get my blood pressure up, that is for sure. if i lived in ohio, i could be getting upset. >> it may be a better idea to spend the final hours to inform yourself. >> try to understand what the is
, instead bickering over this new romney ad. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama? obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: after independent fact checkers raised questions about the ads charges, chrysler ceo issued his own statement writing, jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. it's inaccurate to suggest anything different. but the romney campaign stands by the ad, noting to nbc news, that chrysler ceo never disputed any actual facts in their ads. so, brian, a couple things, number one, the president still not campaigning on the campaign trail tomorrow. instead he will tour new jersey with governor chris christie tomorrow, some of the damaged areas. mitt romney, is resuming a full campaign schedule tomorrow. he'll be in the battleground state of florida. >> all right, chuck todd at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> when we come back, back to our storm coverage, specifically, a moment of crisis for a big hospital that included a lot of newbor
, president obama came to meet with new jersey's governor wednesday and personally assessed the damage. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: at shore communities, the beach now buries homes and businesses. sand plowed from the streets like snow in a blizzard. >> you couldn't see anything because the sand was so intense. >> reporter: in new york city, a dramatic division. >> there's no light, no power, no nothing. >> reporter: a huge chunk of downtown manhattan struggling without power. >> it's sort of like the city has been in some ways cut in half right around 40th or 42nd street. >> reporter: schools remain shut, but much of the city is finally coming to life. mayor bloomberg helped reopen the stock exchange, thanks to generator power. limited subway service resumes today, but mass transit is a disaster. many have to get around either on foot or on wheels. the gridlock is now extreme and carpooling is a must. >> from 6:00 a.m. till midnight, if you're coming into manhattan on
obama and mitt romney also can't ignore hurricane sandy. so today marked a brief suspension of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hos
romo stood out. >> and president obama gets a big endorsement ahead of next week's presidential election. >>> i'm janelle wang. more charges filed in the penn state sex abuse case and it reaches the university's top official and super storm sandy leaves behind a path of destruction. today's heartbreaking discovery in the rubble. "world tonight" is next. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> hurricane sandy may be gone, but the misery and desperation continues to grow. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> jessica and raj, today in the rubble crews found the bodies of two young boys ages 2 and 4 who were ripped from their mother's arms on monday. she was driving her kids to a jelte or staten island when a surge of
strength as it heads to the east coast. president obama had a message to the public. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. >> in new york city, water is already flooding battery park. the city could get the worst of the storm surge up to an 11 foot wall of water that could hit manhattan. mayor bloomberg is urging residents to listen to evacuation orders. >> on the coast and waterways have begun rising and are expecting to remain at higher levels for the next 24 hours. >> and here's a look at times square earlier this morning. a relative ghost town all because of sandy. mass transit and schools are closed. in addition to the evacuation in the big apple, also a number of other cities on the east coast. wall street shutdown for the first time since the september 11th attacks. it gives you an idea of how bad sandy is expected to be. sandy leaving a mark on parts of north carolina. these are pictures from curo beach 30 miles north of wilmington. rising tides flooded homes. as many
, president obama is getting briefings at the white house and warning americans. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: eight states plus washington, d.c. were declared federal disaster areas before the storm hit. west virginia was added early this morning. president clinton filled in in ohio. >> he got up this morning and called me and said i got to go back right now, this storm is getting out of hand. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney scheduled a storm relief rally in ohio today. he and paul ryan are urging supporters to donate. >> swing by, give a hand -- >> make sure we do our very best to help those being impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects pure politics into it. so you want to be careful if you're the romney need to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story in any way. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i am not worried at this poi
potts has that side of the story. >> reporter: instead of campaigning today as planned, president obama is at the white house and warning americans. >> please listen to what the state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: he declared emergencies in eight states, plus washington, d.c. before the storm. virginia and west virginia were added early this morning along with the first federal disaster areas. new jersey and new york. with the president busy in washington, clinton filled in for a rally in ohio. >> he said this storm is out of hand. i have to handle it. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney is at a rally in ohio today. he is urging supporters to donate. >> swing by. give a hand. >> make sure we do our best to help those impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects politics into it. and so you want to be careful if you're the romney team to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls
across the region, and this afternoon president obama heads to new jersey to tour the damage with governor christie. >> here in new york city mayor michael bloomberg says it could be several more days before the subway system is running again, but limited air travel is resuming this morning at jfk international, and at newark airport over in new jersey. the stock exchange is also set to reopen today. those are some hopeful signs, but the challenges are still enormous. let's get right to natalie up in the helicopter over new jersey. natalie? >> reporter: and good morning to you, matt. flying over here and taking a look down at the jersey shoreline it's just absolutely staggering to see what i'm seeing now. you've been talking about the fire that we are over right now in mantoloking, new jersey. this shoreline, as you know, completely devastated. the governor christie saying the shore of his youth is gone. the rides he took his kids on this summer are in the atlantic ocean. this fire, as far as we know, appears to be storm-related, but obviously we cannot confirm that right now
, uncle! i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> what's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby, okay? >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> she called it bronco bama. >> she's an independent. i feel like she does. >> apparently they were listening to npr at the time and the people went to her house and apologized with a t-shirt. they said they were sorry. and there's another picture of her like with her t-shirt. >> well, there's good news if you do have power, you can watch a horror flick because that can lead to weight loss. so if you're trying to find something to do that's positive at home. >> get this. if you're sitting watching a horror movie, it is the equivalent of the calories you would burn if you walked for half an hour. >> and one of them is the most, the most calories burned would be "the shining." they say it's because your heartbeat gets up so high. but if you've seen the movie before -- >> you know what's coming. the second one is "jaws." >> yeah. 151 calories apparently. >> jaws used to look scary, but now -- >> now it looks electric. >> you can't
a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ vote for somebody . >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little rap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ looking out on the morning rain i used to feel so inspire ed ♪ >> that's our emma jo. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it made me feel so tired ♪ ♪ before the day i met you life was so unkind ♪ ♪ you're the key to my peace of mind ♪ ♪ and you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ oh bab
for a while. as you mentioned, main concern obviously is still flooding. president obama has declared new jersey and parts of new york major disaster areas. millions here are still without power up and along the eastern seaboard. we could be without power for up to a week, even more, and sandy, as you have heard, is being called the storm of the century. clearly, it is living up to its hype. >> reporter: waves pounded the new jersey coastline destroying parts of atlantic city's historic boardwalk. >> this storm as everyone has been saying is not like any storm we've ever seen before. >> reporter: sparks flew from a con-edison explosion in manhattan, and snow fell in western wv virginia and tennessee. all scenes from super storm sandy, also known as frankenstorm, or the storm of the century. >> this water following this neighborhood. >> reporter: it was downgraded late monday to a post tropical cyclone, but it weather it hit land at 8:00 p.m. with winds of up to 90 miles per hour no one was spared its wrath. sfoo we're seeing hurricane force wind gusts, and this is really pushing the atla
politics, environment, national security. in endorsing obama today, mayor bloomberg mentioned climate change. and as i said to the governor, it's already new amsterdam. could the city be the new new amsterdam? >> i think it's important to start thinking about infrastructure as essential national security. for the last ten years plus, the united states has had a main national security priority, the thing we've spent the most money on, a trillion-plus dollars, that's been bringing democracy to iraq and afghanistan, with very questionable results. people i've spoken to, experts in the field say, we would be a lot safer, not just richer, if he had spent a lot of that money on improving infrastructure. that is not to say that counterterrorism isn't important. it certainly is. but they're related because the stronger your society is, the more protected you are also from a terrorist attack. >> may have to keep you around to cover this for a while. richard engel, thanks. good to see you. this disaster has been a great equalizer. if you're living in a place where the water rises, the power goe
't want his job, right? ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. it's so great to be here back in ohio. and before we start, sasha, malia, go to bed. [ laughter ] i do that to remind you i have two adorable young daughters and not five creepy adult sons.
, and hurricane sandy is forcing a temporary suspension of this presidential campaign. president obama canceled campaigning in florida and wisconsin and flew back to washington to coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney also canceled events in wisconsin, iowa, and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive, so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay doesn't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he is in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week, where he could meet with storm victims and with governor chris christie, a romney ally. >>> in just over a week you will be asked to decide who should be president. and you may have already cast your vote in the comfort of your own home. but did your vote count? nbc bay area's marianne favro is here in the newsroom with a look at a simple mistake people make that could get their mail-in ballot kicked out. >> reporter: the m
is what we do know, brian, both mitt romney and barack obama are not doing any campaign events at all tomorrow. and wednesday's schedule is still on the bubble. we'll see if they can get back on the trail. at that point it would be with just six days to go. >> well, chuck, what happens -- last time we had a hurricane, the halloween storm last year, we had power outages north of new york city. upstate new york, connecticut, rhode island, massachusetts, maine, vermont, eight to 11 days. what happens if people can't get to the polls to vote? is there a mechanism to delay a vote in certain places? >> reporter: well look, the states run the election system, it doesn't come from the government. i can tell you the topic came up. the fema director, fugate, did talk with officials. this is what happened in the state of florida when it happened in 2004. they moved polling places and got generators where it was necessary to open precincts. and by the way, the federal government reimbursed the state for those costs. that is why it came up, because state and local officials asked mr. fugate if the
back because of the superstorm. today president obama went to the red cross headquarters in washington, d.c. to reassure storm victims that fema and other agencies are helping as quickly as possible. and as you see here, mitt romney was in ohio, collecting cans for food for people in -- cans of food, excuse me, for people in new jersey. tomorrow the president will join republican governor chris christie for a tour of damage in new jersey. "nightly news" will continue our coverage at 5:30, in about 25 minutes from now. brian williams goes in-depth. then in prime time tonight at 10:00, a special broadcast on sandy's impact. >>> streets in downtown san francisco are back open right now after a suspicious package was found in the financial district, prompting police to bring out the bomb squad. a suitcase was found dangling from a tree near market street and the embarcadero this morning. nearby buildings were evacuated and a shelter in place was ordered for the ferry building. a bomb robot investigated and found the package to be harmless. the site of today's bomb scare is actually the sta
rate of 7.9%, both sides are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama saying it means the country is heading in the right direction. challenger mitt romney says it is 9 million jobs short of what the president promised. and analysts say they're both right. >> there is no question we've come out of the spring lull where the economy nearly stalled out. and we have apushed further fro that, that is the good news, the bad news is it is still low. >>> and fortunes may rest in ohio, where they will spend days before the election. >>> and a group of bay area residents upset over postal programs, set up a video to catch the criminal. here is nbc bay area jodie hernandez. >> basically, they drive around the neighborhood, they're very quick, in and out. >> reporter: you're looking at evidence gathered as part of operation mail trap. a neighborhood organized sting, set on capturing mail thieves in action. >> we wanted more evidence. we wanted to find out who was doing it. so what we wanted to see, faces, more details about the car. >> reporter: suspecting postal theft in the neig
with democrat and republican leaders in washington regularly. >> president obama is back in washington after wrapping up a 48-hour, eight-state campaign blitz. he's resting by the way his hoarse voice. harry reid is all right after his motorcade got in an incident. the 72-year-old reid suffered rib and hip injuries, six cars, including two las vegas police cars and two capital police vehicles were involved in this early afternoon crash. several members of reid's security team and staffers also suffered minor injuries. >>> not old enough to legally ride a bike or scooter without a bike helmet but old enough to work in the field. tonight on nbc bay area investigation, it's child labor, prompting a new push to change that law. a california congresswoman is calling for new protection for kids who work in agriculture. steven is back with a story he broke earlier this year and there's push for change, steven. >> there certainly is. in a political season where the presidential campaign is gathering all the attention, there is right now a quiet movement starting on capitol hill in washington to chan
more on that. >> reporter: when the campaigns remaining days president obama is forced to juggle dual responsibilities. ensuring sandy's readiness and fighting for his re-election. >> make shurg we have the best response to a big messy system. >> we will have to take a look. >> with several swing states in the path the storm is having an impact on some early voting. the key to success for both campaigns. maryland's governor suspending early voting in the state tomorrow and both campaigns today announcing they have halted fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed a republican in 40 years. >> again, that was peter alexander reporting. all right. we are back after
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